Anyone have urban goats?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by JennsPeeps, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I live on a small-ish city lot. We've got 4 chickens & 2 cats. The more I learn about being self-sustaining, the more I like it. I'm curious about urban goat ownership. After reading urbanhomestead.org, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", and "Omnivore's Dilemma", I'm hooked on the idea.

    Does anyone have (milk) goats in the city? I'm curious about sizes, noise levels, smell, flies, and space needed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Oh man!! I WISH!!!
     
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Hey Jenn,

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I already looked into it. Goats aren't allowed in T-town.

    Drat!
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Hi Dena,

    Ah crapola! How funny that you've already considered it!! I looked at the code yesterday & couldn't find anything. Glad you saved me the heartache. I wonder, though, if that guy can keep his Vietnamese pot-bellied pig b/c she's a "pig" not a "hog", can't I have goats as "pets"???

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/story/362027.html
     
  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I had read that story, but I never did hear the outcome. I stumbled across the goat thing, but, of course, when I go back through the code I can't find it again to save my life. What's up with that!

    And what's up with this rain!
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I found it in the code....it's in Title 5 Chapter 5.23

    http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?nid=275

    You can't have livestock (goats included) unless your property is at least 20,000 sq ft and you have written consent from all neighbors within 50 feet of your property line.

    You need to buy up a few more lots!
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Well, this isnt exactly "urban"(LOL, around 400 people) but we live on the edge of a small town. In the process of getting a couple of adult Nigerians for milk. No data yet as they arent here yet. But I say go for it.[​IMG] I think there is some sort of group I heard about the advocates having a goat or two in more populated areas? I believe with the way things are, more and more people will be looking into this possibility.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I wish we could! We would like to have a couple Nigerian Dwarfs for milk but in our city you have to have at least an acre to have a goat, and no boy goats allowed, even wethers.
     
  10. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    I have a feeling that with'n the next few years, goats will be allowed as urban pets.. Because alot of people are going green ..
    Just a thought
     

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